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After The Darkness: Episode One [Kindle Edition]

SunHi Mistwalker
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Even in a world of never-ending winters and permanent darkness, fourteen-year-old Nadia Comani has everything she could ever want: power, privilege, a loving family and most importantly warmth.  But her family's refusal to compromise their values changes everything. Nadia is cast down from her pedestal of power onto the trash heap of the lower classes.  No longer guaranteed a life of ease, Nadia faces a future of servitude. Branded as powerless and deviant, will Nadia muster the strength to save herself and what remains of her family?

"After The Darkness" is part of an ongoing series. Each episode ends with a cliffhanger.
Episodes 2 - 5 are now available.

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From the Author

I began writing this series in 2009 because I wanted to explore how environmental collapse can help create a corrupt society. And while most of my books explore collapsed societies and are classified as speculative fiction, science fiction and dystopian fiction, I take more than a bird's eye view of societal madness.  Instead of keeping a distance, my stories take an intimate look at the relationships between individuals living in these societies. How does the individual and family respond to environmental collapse, economic collapse, oppression and other nastiness created by unbelievably rotten cultures? Come with me to find out...

Product Details

  • File Size: 178 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC (April 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007R6S3RM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Many possibilities but none of them realized. March 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
In a new variation on an old theme, I received this book in a LibraryThing drawing as did the other 100 people who requested it.

This teaser novelette of 40 pages is the story of a dystopian future in which the rich and privileged have grown very rich and very privileged while the rest live out hard-scrabble lives at the bottom trying to stay alive.

The setting here is interesting though very much like a lot of other dystopian futures with large populations. The haves and the have-nots are at each other's throats as you'd expect. Sadly the editing here is very poor and the text is riddled with typos and errors. I don't think this even has the benefit of being able to say it's an advance copy. For such a short work I'm surprised the editing is so poor.

In summary, this tiny book has potential but needs cleaning up. It's also far too short to grab any serious interest as I'm ready to walk away and never think about it again. Many possibilities but none of them realized.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, creepy PA May 4, 2012
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Wow. I really like this. It's not easy to describe and I am totally hooked. It's a grim, morbid world of slavery and abuse and has its own peculiar customs. I can't wait for the next episode but I'm hoping the author will lower her price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Serial fiction thriller. September 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Calcane City is a harsh, dispirited place; it is also the setting for a tense and interesting start to what looks to be an engaging read. The idea of making a serial out of the story should keep readers coming back for more, I for one, will continue to read it as it kinda grabs you by the shirt tails and drags you
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2.0 out of 5 stars After The Darkness:: Episode One August 28, 2013
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Good story, but very disappointed in the shortness of the piece vs. the cost. I felt cheated. I felt like I was paying for a sample or long chapter per episode.
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Nadia Comani is cast down from a life of privilege and comfort to leading a life of servitude because her family stood up for what they believed in. In a world surrounded by permanent darkness and cold, warmth is something to be highly valued.

Even though I realize this is an episodic series, for being such a short first book the beginning started off relatively slow and descriptive. The plot and concept of the work is pretty interesting. I would recommend this book if you like post-apocalyptic stories.

Note: I received this book from LibraryThing member giveaways in exchange for an honest review.
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3.0 out of 5 stars liked it but very short and..... June 3, 2013
By Donna
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I like the story. But it was very short and I see I will be paying .99 for each short epidode. Also needs some editing. I mean this is simple stuff that one read through should catch: for instance, the word "pack" instead of PACT. Also the word "wonder" for WANDER. Unfortunately I have seen this before in other writer's work, the exact same mistakes that anyone with any command of the English language should not be making, and if they do should be able to catch it immediately.

That said I did really like the story, although it is barely enough to begin with. I am not sure I will read more because I really don't like paying even 99 cents for such a short beginning to a story. I would advise the author to make the entire thing available in an "Omnibus" edition. When that is done I may read the rest.
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SunHi Mistwalker is an award-winning writer who has been writing professionally since the age of fourteen. Born and raised in Chicago, Mistwalker knows a lot about how corruption, poverty, political apathy, and societal dissolution impacts individuals and families.

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